Discusses the relation between the Scottish poet Robert Burns and one of his most important precursors Robert Fergusson, describing Burns's efforts to raise a memorial on Fergusson's grave and the ways in which Burns's first book, Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Kilmarnock, 1786) was also a memorial to Fergusson.
McGuirk, Carol M.
"Burns's Two Memorials to Fergusson,"
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